Massachusetts 4th Best State for Working Dads

With Father’s Day approaching and nearly 93 percent of dads with young kids working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads. Massachusetts 4th Best State for Working Dads!

In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 22 key indicators of friendliness toward working dads. The data set ranges from average length of work day for males to child-care costs to share of men in good or better health.

  1. Connecticut
  2. Minnesota
  3. Vermont
  4. Massachusetts
  5. New Jersey
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Delaware
  8. Wisconsin
  9. District of Columbia
  10. New Hampshire

    Life as a Working Dad in Massachusetts (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 22nd – Median Family* Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 6th – Male Life Expectancy
  • 4th – % of Kids Younger than 18 with Dad Present Living in Poverty
  • 1st – Male Uninsured Rate
  • 9th – Avg. Length of Work Day (in Hours) for Males
  • 11th – Deaths Due to Heart Disease Among Males (per 100,000 Men)
  • 25th – % of Physically Active Men
  • 30th – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family* Income)
  • 17th – Day-Care Quality

*Refers to families with kids aged 0 to 17 and in which the father is present

For the full report, please visit here.

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